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Beliefs should be like fluid entities within the mind, some malleable and doubtful, others more viscous and certain. But feeling certain should never be confused with being incontestable. Once a belief is allowed to solidify, it becomes like a shackle on the mind, inhibiting exploration, learning and growth. A fluid mind should never allow a belief to be so hardened that it is beyond rational scrutiny. A fluid mind always invites rational examination upon even its most cherished convictions.

“If we want to know something about truth, we’ve got to somehow stand still and get out of our brain’s habit of assumptions. And one way to do that is to just ask ourselves, every time we think something, whether the opposite might be true.”

—Jennifer Michael Hecht

“Any belief that can’t stand up to objective scrutiny is hardly worth having.”

—Lisa J. McIntyre